George Orwell 's The And Animal Farm

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The consequences of totalitarian government are almost always detrimental to the whole of a society; manipulation of the common people to make them idolize a leader is just one of the many negative aspects of this type of government. While the greater part of a community may be phased by such manipulation, there will undoubtedly be a scarce amount, yet an amount nonetheless, of individuals who see right through it. The brave individuals have the mindset to stop at nothing to make a change in their world. George Orwell wrote many acclaimed novels in his lifetime, two of the most deliberated ones being 1984 and Animal Farm. These novels contain settings of a totalitarian leadership within a dystopian world, where multiple subliminal and…show more content…
Various characters in each novel realize that the government manipulates them to maintain control. Winston Smith is one of these characters; he lives in dystopian England, better known as Oceania, where Big Brother is the face of the Party that controls every single part of society. Winston’s mind is unlike the majority of people who live in Oceania because he is not totally oblivious by the government’s antics. His life is dominated by the Party in multiple ways: through propaganda, technology, his home, workplace, and more. Winston is convinced that there is some degree of corruption within the government but he does not know exactly where it lies. In his daily life Winston observes that his peers are ignorant to the manipulation that the Party implements on them. Early on in the novel he reflects that in order to live in this world, you had to follow every rule and act exactly how the Party wants you to, regardless if you are ignorant to the manipulation or not. Winston makes a good point when he thinks to himself one day, “It was as though some huge force were pressing down upon you… frightening you out of your beliefs, persuading you, almost, to deny the evidence of your senses. In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it” (1984 80). He describes the Party’s power as an immense force that weighs you down
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